Visitor Activities

Ducks on the water / USFWS

Texas Point National Wildlife Refuge provides opportunities to enjoy the coastal marsh habitat.

Hunting is one of the priority recreational uses on National Wildlife Refuges and compatible with the mission of Texas Point National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is open for waterfowl hunting and includes one large hunting unit with two main hunter access points: the Cattle-walk and the Texas Bayou boat ramp. The hunting unit is open of varied days of the week and is accessible by foot and boat.

Download the Waterfowl Hunting Regulations and Map for details on the refuge’s hunt program, including rules and regulations.

Fishing & Crabbing
Red drum, flounder, alligator gar, blue catfish and blue crab are but a few of the species that draw many fishing and crabbing enthusiasts to the refuge. Saltwater fishing opportunities are via boat access in Texas Bayou and other refuge waterways, as well as from roadside edges boarding the refuge. State and refuge regulations apply.

Nature Trails
A mile long cattle walk and primitive trail on the refuge provides foot access to the marsh. The same trail wanders through restored wooded areas crucial to many of the colorful, neotropical birds that stop to refuel after their migration across the Gulf. Though only a 1/4 mile, the birding trail located at the offices of Texas Point and McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge is also a good place to see neotropical migratory birds.